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, which means that holiday shopping frenzy is upon us. and if your christmas list is threatening to do major damage to your bank account, you're not alone. when it comes to finding the very best deals on everything from smartphones to cameras to toys, the answer may be only an app away. abc's sharyn alfonsi brings us the new tricks to saving big for our series, "easy money." >> reporter: meet the perillo family. three sisters in constant motion. it doesn't leave a lot of time for working parents, like sarah and chris perillo, to do a lot of holiday shopping. >> we look for online free shipping. anything we can do to avoid the malls and bring three kids to the malls. >> reporter: increasingly, families like the perillos who struggle to find time to shop and the best deals are turning to the internet. this year, for the first time, more than half of us will shop online, spending $226 billion. in the true spirit of the season, we decided to bring them some high-tech help. nice to meet you. joanna stern is abc's tech editor. she showed us how to outsmart the stores to get great deals. on t
that played out behind me. you may just be able to make out a staircase that used to lead to a house where mother, father and 13-year-old daughter lived. only the mother survived. those stories are far too common out here in staten island. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: it was a desperate cry for help. >> we're going to die, if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! >> reporter: in staten island, donna pleaded with her senators for more food, gasoline and clothing. >> we are -- >> we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in torqnew york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead, including this father and son, found locked in a final embrace. overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a tsunami-like wave as high as 20 feet that devastated entire neighborhoods. >> it was coming in, rushing, like a rapids. it was just coming, it was just curving around that corner and rushing down. >> reporter: the water may be receding, but the frustration on staten island seems to be growing. >>
from the media us because of that. >> i am an honorary consul general, they should not be able to profit, i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. but that's against the law to cross my property since it's inviolable. >> kelly lives near the air force base, home of central command and special operations command, a place where access is closely guarded. yet she had easy access to the country's most powerful general stationed there. according to a friend, who is also editor of "the tampa bay magazine." >> jill is known a gracious hostess, a vivacious individual. >> reporter: this picture taken two years ago at a party at the kelly home, showing jill's twin sister, natalie, general petraeus, jill's husband scott, jill and the general's wife, holly. >> there is no question they were friends. and no reason why they wouldn't be friends. >> reporter: despite all her lavish entertaining, court documents reviewed by abc news show that jill kelly and her husband have been sued at least nine times and face foreclosure on their home. the kelly home also serve
odds again. experts put the chance of winning at about 1 in 175 million. since nearly all of us are losers, maybe these number will make us feel better. one status stigs concluded you are more likely to be possessed by the devil today than win the powerball. in fact, the odds are better that a lot of bad things might ham to us today. like getting hit by an asteroid or being devoured by a flesh eating bacteria. yes, someone really came one those odds. professor, if i buy a lot of tickets, does that help my odds? >> it does. your odds increase exactly proportional to how many you buy. if you buy 100 tickets, your odds increase to approximately on 1 in one.7 million. >> reporter: one thing that shouldn't matter is where you live. but it sure looks like it does. let's take the biggest jackpots. $300 million plus. illinois and new jersey have been lucky there. both states have sold three winning lottery tickets worth that much. michigan is home to the winner of the largest single cash payout. donald lawson took home $337 million earlier this year. nebraska holds the distinction for s
from cameras outside her house. her brother told us she has nothing to hide. >> shy is very dedicated to her husband and her kids. for anybody to paint her other than that is completely wrong. >> even soap, jill kelly has now hired one of washington's top criminal defense lawyers, abby lowell, who defended former senator john edward and she even has a publicist. the same one who handled the media for former white house intern monica lewinsky. terry. >> what a strange tale. thanks, brian. we'll keep on it. >>> just ahead, we will turn to a murder in a tropical paradise. and the famous american software tycoon now on the run from the law. >> announcer: abc news "nightline" brought to you by lincoln, in thelteaters everywh, november 16th. wowooohooo....hahaahahaha! oh...there you go. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! i'm gonna stand up to her! no you're not. i know. you know ronny folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than a witch in a broom factory. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. aww,
that people elected us to do. >> i have to say that governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he's been aggressive and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. so, i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> reporter: political aside, they will be judged. everyone in this situation will be judged by results. alone the jersey shore, there were dedicated disaster response teams just beginning the enormous task ahead. and more rescues of the stranded. you all right? but we saw only a few gas crews out here. they have to make this place safe first. for all those, who, like mary ward, have lost so much, but who yet have so much to live for. >> i have nothing left. these aren't even my clothes. >> reporter: when you look at it, how do you feel? >> glad to be alive. >> looking forward to a better tomorrow, and there will be one. >>> next up, inside a manhattan in crisis. my co-anchor cynthia mcfadden at one of new yor
wanted. families on a journey to adopt a child, on the same website that lists used cars, cell phones and sofas. inside the rise of do it yourself craigslist adoption. >>> plus, man versus monster. >> ah! >> our team travels to the deepest wilds of the amazon with an adventurer on a mission. to unearth the planet's most mysterious predators. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 15th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, we go on the air, intensifying missile attacks are pounding the gaza strip. part of an escalating conflict that has the world holding its breath, fearing a new war in the middle east could erupt at any moment. tensions between the israelis and palestinians are threatening to boil over, in a region still destabilized from the arab spring. abc's christiane amanpour reports from a middle east on the brink. christiane? >> reporter: cynthia, tonight, i can tell, you jerusalem where i am is extremely tense. here and around the world, everyone is w
with a defiant hamas leader. >> is it useful to kill civilians? is that useful to you? >>> and women of a certain age, seeking much younger men. extreme cougar wives looking for love and more, if they can find the right cub. >>> plus, fryer beware. there's a wrong way to do it. a very wrong way. so, tonight, my co-anchor bill weir with a "nightline" holiday tradition. his sorta safe step-by-step guide to deep frying your thanksgiving turkey. >> it's foolproof. gobble gobble, everybody. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 21st, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. well, tonight, the guns of gaza and israel have gone silent, for now. a hard won and desperately fragile cease-fire is in place, on paper, between israel and palestinians have been schilling each other for days and threatening a wider, bloodier war. in gaza tonight, celebrations as israel agreed to end air strikes that have killed more than 160 people. for israel, a promise of no more rocket fire from gaza and attempted in
.5 scare miles melted away. an area the size of the u.s. and mexico combined. >> okay, here it comes. >> reporter: meanwhile, back when jim was mounting his first ice cameras, an artist in brooklyn was pushing the kind of machine you use to chalk lines on a ball field. after reading a scary 2001 prediction from nasa that climate change powered storms would wipe out entire neighborhoods, she decided to see which neighborhoods, by marking the high water line around new york city. >> this would be under water. this would be dry, so, there would be a little dry strip down the center of the road and all of this would be under water. >> reporter: her chalk was gone by the time sandy hit, but the lines were right. and in many places, the damage exceeded her worst fears. and suddenly, that wishy washy conversation changed. >> not so much of an "i told you so" as "i'm really sorry this had to happen." the fact it takes something so drastic, despite people in his administration know about it, you know end that it really takes us having a visceral experience to shift even the conversation. >> r
. >> reporter: the amazon people let us draw a smiley face on the bin to follow it on a child ride through e through winding maze. they added a small army of workers to handle the holidays. the things that must get out the door and fast. is it a pressure cooker working in here? >> it gets very busy at this time and folks work hard for sure. we hire 50,000 seasonal employees to meet the demand. >> reporter: amazon faced serious complaints that workers are pushed to the limit in tough conditions. >> safety is number one with us. these are well-paying jobs, we pay 30% more than traditional retail. what do you have here? >> shipping things off. >> reporter: somebody getting a hannah montana camera. amazon is barcode heaven. everything has a code. to find it, ship it, track it. could you howe can they have everything from xhchain main an magnifying glasses on hand? one part is inventory and other is small business owners, like dan, his store sells clock oil and exploded by selling through amazon, their stuff shows up on amazon's website. and amazon gets a cut of the action. >> right now we have a
man, teaming up with with the man that brought us tony soprano, in an exclusive "nightline" interview. >>> and, china's angels. they're the latest and perhaps most unusual must have access y accessory, the female bodyguard. we'll show you what it takes to become a lean, mean, protection machine. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 28th, 2012. >> good evening, all, i am bill weir. so, what does it take for the most advanced civilization in human history to become utterly transfixed by six ping-pong balls? well, only about half a billion dollars, before taxes. yes, the powerball prize was a record setter. as the jackpot swelled, the ticket-buying frenzy topped a rate of 130,000 a minute. after an astounding 16 rollovers, the $580 million question tonight was, would anyone actually win this time? on the dreamer beat, once again tonight, here's abc's ryan owens. >> reporter: this had been a record-breaking jackpot night. >> america's favorite game coming to you right now -- >
for the punishments or restraints used on school children, including those like andre, with severe behavioral difficulty. >> i can't believe they call themselves humans and do such a thing to someone who is sew vulnerable. >> reporter: it is an extreme example, but perfectly legal. an abc news investigation found that only 17 states have specific laws that protect students from harsh, some say barbaric methods of restraint and other techniques. >> some day, we're all -- i think we're all going to look back, we're going to say, "can you believe what we did here?" >> why are they red marks all over him? >> reporter: in dallas, this video was made by a mother of a 4-year-old, as he tried get a staff member to let go of her boy. in kentucky, a mother found her autistic 8-year-old son had been stuffed into a duffle back like this one, specially made to restrain children. and schools across the country are investing in specially built seclusion rooms, like this one, where young students can be locked up for hours. >> they'd lock you in there and it was dock. there's no windows. you are just stuck i
us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: what happened yesterday's simple, really, and profound and reflected in all those faces in the crowds last night at obama and romney headquarters. the american electorate of tomorrow, younger, urban, more diverse, more socially liberal, turned out to defeat the american electorate of yesterday, older, whiter, more rural and traditional. >> i think it was shocking to the republicans. >> reporter: matt dowd, abc news consultant, was one of george w. bush's chief strategists. >> i think the republicans are going to have to do a serious amount of soul searching. they've been built for 25 years ago, not for the 21st century. they have to appeal to latinos, women, blacks, a
at heart. >> there is a possibility, if you're the cia director, that someone could use, if they found out about an extramarital affair, they could use it as blackmail against, you sew, it's not surprising to me that he did the right thing and offered to resign. >> reporter: taking over the cia last year, his wife, holly, looking on. married 38 years to holly, petraeus met her before graduating from west point. she was from a long line of army royalty. her great great grandfather fought in the civil war. her own father, a retired four-star general. pef tray yus spoke of the young holly he met at west point. >> i'll never be able to adequately express my love and appreciation for all that she has done, but i can, at least, say here this morning, thanks, holl, i love you. >> reporter: over their nearly four decades together, the family moved 24 times, following petraeus' career. holly raising two children. and if petraeus was celebrated for his military discipline, for holly, it has been devotion. army wives have said, "she's one of us." just this year, she spoke about her favorite poem and
thought they were going to pick the van up or something. >> reporter: darius invited us to spend a couple of days on his "believe" tour, where he visits schools around the country, inspiring kids to believe, if he can achieve his dream, so can they. >> darius! darius! >> reporter: darius suffers from a genetic disorder that affects one in 3,500 boys around the world. legs and arms recede and eventually so do the muscles that surround the heart. in the u.s., the average duchenne sufferer dies by 25. >> let's get this party started! >> reporter: the disease killed his older brother at 19. darius is 22 and he is resolved to fight with everything he's got. >> my brother, when his life kind of slowed down and seeing him leave the world, kind of changed my life. >> reporter: for him, it's been slow but steady. he could walk when he was a kid, but around age 9, he transitioned to a walker. a wheelchair came at age 12. now, he can only wiggle his fingers and feet. ♪ i got a heart full of pain >> reporter: but his mouth works just fine. he spends a lot of his time writing rap. ♪ it's all about
a star. and tonight, bradley cooper tells us what made him take on a risky new role. >>> and, standing up for heroes. bruce springsteen helps pay tribute to our wounded warriors. i'll follow one kur ray use warrior on a path to face a new reality. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 8th, 2012. >> good evening, i'll bill weir. well, today in arizona, a 77-year-old man took his first free breath in 38 years. of course, people leave prison every day in this country, but what makes this moment extraordinary are the twists and turns that preceded it. the double homicide, the exwife's accusations, the desperate decades spent trying to prove innocence. abc's dan harris has been following this story for years, and brings us the very latest in this "nightline" investigates. >> reporter: you are looking at bill macumber's first breaths of freedom, after serving 38 years for a double murder he says he did not commit. >> big day, family day. >> reporter: this scene, the culmination of an
and joins us from iowa. good evening, terry. 11 cities in three days. >> reporter: that's right, the final lap. and this is the final time barack obama will ever do this. this is his last political campaign and the last rally and so tonight this cold iowa air is thick with emotion and nostalgia and edged with a bit of anxiety about what will happen tomorrow. you talk to the obama people, they express kind of gritty, grim, even, confidence. they think they'll get it done. but they know this time so different from the last time. it's not about inspiration, it's about perspiration, all about hard work. madison, wisconsin this morning, bright and crisp and obama crowd filling the streets about 18,000 of them. sort of fired up. sort of ready to go. >> i don't know. it's pretty early to be fired up. >> reporter: bruce springsteen came and sang. ♪ no retreat >> reporter: and this time around for obama and his crowd the gritty courage, mournful determination in his song rings truer, perhaps. >> incredible crowd and it's good to be back. >> reporter: he has changed so much. he's in the fight of h
investigation that unraveled it all. >>> michael unmasked. a superstar who gave us "thriller." thriller >> obsessed with pills, shopping and his lost childhood. the explosive new book blowing the lid off the secret life of michael jackson and the question that still haunts his fans. >> did michael jackson ever molest a child? >>> and kirstie tells all. fresh off her turn on "dancing with the stars," she tells barbara walters ant her battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. >>> there is breaking news right now. for that, we go to the abc news desk. >> good evening, everyone. i'm paula farris. we have breaking news tonight on that widening e-mail scandal rocking washington and the world. a scandal that led to the resignation of cia chief david petraeus. late this evening, abc news learned that general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is being investigated for possibly inappropriate e-mail communications with one of the women linked to the petraeus scandal. it's the latest bombshell. kelly is a family friend of petraeus a
. nice place. yeah. [ chuckles ] the family thinks i'm out shipping these. smooth move. you used priority mail flat rate boxes. if it fits, it ships for a low, flat rate. paid for postage online and arranged a free pickup. and i'm gonna track them online, too. nice. between those boxes and this place, i'm totally staying sane this year. do i smell snickerdoodles? maybe. [ timer dings ] got to go. priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. >> announcer: "nightline" continues from new york city with bill weir. >> years ago in a remote corner of zambia, i met an 8-year-old boy who grew up on a dirt floor under a thatched roof and whose best item of clothing happened to be a boston celtics t-shirt. he didn't know the means of the words on his chest, the shirt probably came from some pile of donation, but it showed the reach of the nba brand. you see this a lot. and tonight, there's some good-hearted men within the nba, trying to help similar children in ways that go far beyond second-hand t-shirts. here's jeffrey kofman. >> here we go. one las
supervisors, and many lack the controversy we are used to. >> but one race in particular, district 5 supervisor, has received a lot of attention. you can see the appointed incumbent, alagi is running second to bree. but it is rank choice voting, so this one is round one of the counting. >> abc7 news carolyn tyler is at san francisco city hall with a look at the race for supervisor. >> it seems like the power of the incumbent does not pay it off. she was appointed by mayor ed leigh in january. this was the seat when ross mercurimi was the mayor. he then suspended him over the domestic violence conviction. he was one of the four to give his job back. it came under intense fire from the violence advocates. she was the recipient targeted with the hit pieces. she did gain support among some progressives though who liked seeing her stand up to mayored leigh who is moderate. they say it has cost her. there were eight candidates in the race. as you said, rank choice voting became quite a factor. voters could choose up to three candidates, one, two, three. and right now one-third of the first
the mistress. >> used to be a mistress -- >> reporter: which does interventions for women involved in married men. >> the man always fares better and eludes me to be honest, he chose to step out on his way, betray her, break his vows. >> reporter: broadwell is married with children, feminist naomi wolf who published a new wolf on women and sexuality says she doesn't condone adultery. >> it's not up to me to give anybody a scarlet letter but if we sit around shaming people for going outside their marriages, let it at least be a single standard for god's sake. i would rather we didn't shame anybody. >> reporter: interestingly, allred suggesting paula broadwell may not have taken enough heat for this scandal which recently expanded to include jill kelley and her twin sister. >> paula broadwell was doing with jill kelley, was it warranted, not warranted, did she go about it in the right way, did she not? there are many questions. >> reporter: sounds like would you rather have the kelleys as your clients than paula bro broadwell. >> i don't have any comment about that. >> reporter: just today, one
-mails and the investigation that unraveled it all. >>> michael unmasked. a superstar who gave us "thriller." thriller >> obsessed with pills, shopping and his lost childhood. the explosive new book blowing the lid off the secret life of michael jackson and the question that haunts his fans. >> did michael jackson ever molest a child? >> and kirstie tells all. fresh off her furnish on "dancing with the stars" her battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. cia. >>> good evening, i'm terry m e mor moran. tonight we have stunning new twists in the sex scandal that brought down david petraeus, head of the cia. his resignation shocked the nation. a four-star general in charge of our nation's secrets admitting an extramarital affair with the woman who penned his biography. a simple e-mail cybertrail, his undoing. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pen his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is solid, th
of the hotel's ballrooms. >> they're not used to white duvet covers. >> reporter: these are hilton. >> they are camping in places. >> reporter: much of new york is still in a state of emergency, as we saw today. it looks like traffic but this line of cars is actually a gas line. so, how long have you been in line? >> since 7:30 in the morning. >> reporter: 7:30 in the morning? that's, like, you're running on ten hours. >> yep. >> reporter: this is one of the very few gas stations that was still pumping gas after sandy and it just happens to be along the route of the marathon. there is a line 30 blocks a mile long of people waiting to get gas and as you can see -- they just ran out. not far from here, people were stick clamors for essentials. >> back up so the next person can get them. >> reporter: at a nearby shelter, people are tired, frustrated and hungry for a hot meal. >> when was the last time you guys had a hot meal? >> three days. >> reporter: everything at the neighborhood supermarkets have been destroyed. from the food to the freezers that used to hold it. a million specta
, was the grimly determined campaigner of the final stretch. >> the status quo in washington has fought us every step of the way. >> reporter: the 44th president today was ready to rumble. you heard and saw it most emphatically when he leapt to the defense on susan rice, the u.n. ambassador. >> what this began has was a spontaneous, not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo. cairo, as you know, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated. >> reporter: rice is now a leading candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. top republicans led by senators john mccain and lindsey graham, they vowed to block her nomination. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> reporter: today, an obama smackdown. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and should i choose, if i think that she would be the best person to serve america, in
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